Applications are now open for the Collective Impact Food Security Grant Program.
What Types of Projects Are Funded?
Requests must address one or more of the gaps identified and are as follows:
- Increasing access to food in one or more of the 13 priority geographies of Rapid City;
- Increasing access to food during long breaks from school;
- Increasing access to food during the weekend and/or after business hours;
- Increasing access to nutritious food options;
- Increasing access to food and nutrition education. You can request support for ongoing or new programs/projects. Requests can support projects, programs, capacity building, operational expenses, and SMALL capital improvements. Please do not submit any request for support for capital campaigns.
- Applicants must be an IRS 501(c)3 public charity, school, government entity or religious organization. Requested support must be for organizations and activities that take place in Rapid City or Box Elder and support the overall collaborative efforts of the Collective Impact Food Security Initiative.
- Priority will be given to organizations involved with the Food Security Workgroup. If you are not a part of this group and are selected to receive a grant, you will be asked to join in their collective impact effort to increase food security in their community.
In reviewing applications, the committee will consider the following criteria:
- The ability of the organization to implement the activities proposed in their application.
- The ability of the organization to respond to one of the 5 identified gaps in food security with a clear and compelling proposal.
- How the organization or project maximizes community resources through cooperation, collaboration, and shared learning.
- The ability of the organization to sustain the stated effort beyond the grant period.
For more information, visit https://www.bhacf.org/food-security-grant-guidelines/